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High School Aquatics Teams Scramble For Practice Sites

While natatoriums sit vacant at Long Beach’s high schools, the water polo and swim programs have been seeking a venue to conduct conditioning workouts outdoors. Due to current health orders, high school teams are only permitted to conduct those sessions outside, but teams have had difficulty in recent weeks finding a place to make that […]

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FEATURE: Triathlete Jocelyn Bonney Pursues Hometown Olympic Dream

A four-year-old Jocelyn Bonney sat along Ocean Boulevard watching her mom, Ann, competing in the Long Beach Triathlon. Eight years later, Jocelyn began training for triathlons herself, embarking on a journey that’s taken her around the world–and one she hopes will eventually bring her right back home. Jocelyn Bonney began her athletic career playing water […]

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Bixby Knolls Trolley Brings Monthly Celebration

On the first Friday of every month, Bixby Knolls residents can count on a dose of joy and excitement rolling through their neighborhood. In place of the popular “First Friday” events, the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association (BKBIA) has put a new twist on the monthly celebration, bringing the Long Beach Trolley on a parade […]

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FEATURE: Local Non-Profit Provides Backpacks, Groceries For Families In Need

On the last Saturday before the start of the 2020-21 school year, families from across Long Beach and surrounding communities lined up at 7 a.m., surrounding the Christ Chapel of Long Beach a few blocks west of Wilson High School. Like so many families across the country, they were in need of a helping hand […]

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Preschools Continue to Provide Essential Service to Community

The coronavirus pandemic has created a new concept in the workplace, assigning the tag of “essential worker” on a list of professions. During the global health crisis, frontline healthcare workers received much of the spotlight, along with police, firefighters, and those working in the food industry. But there is another line of essential workers that […]

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FEATURE: Wilson’s Alyson Sor Wins Back-to-Back Toyota Tour Cup Events

Once she got home from the golf course, Alyson Sor needed to take a seat and have a moment to herself. She hasn’t even started her sophomore year at Wilson High School yet, but the talented young golfer was already forced to stop and reflect on her accomplishments. “I just thought about all the work […]

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Local Residents Confused, Frustrated By Pool Closures

With record-breaking temperatures pounding Long Beach and the rest of Southern California, local residents have been searching for ways to beat the heat. Under normal circumstances, those with access to a swimming pool in their condominium or apartment complex would be well-equipped to find refuge from the triple-digit temperatures. But in 2020, the concept of […]

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This is The562.org: By Long Beach, For Long Beach

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Bixby Knolls’ Brooklyn Deli Delivers Lunch to Frontline Hospital Workers

Amy Baker wheeled a cart loaded with 40 white bags through the lobby of Long Beach Memorial Hospital. She usually takes the elevator up to the sixth floor, where she’s worked as a medical social worker for over 30 years, but on this particular Monday afternoon, she was making a detour to the fourth floor. […]

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Long Beach Athletes Entangled In Uncertain NCAA Football Season

For the past few weeks, one of the most discussed and debated topics in the sports world has centered around how to proceed–if at all–with the 2020-21 college football season. Though it’s been nearly three decades since NCAA football had a home in Long Beach, there are several local athletes who will be greatly impacted […]